Wyoming troopers arrest 7 Tennesseans for transporting pot

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RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) – The Wyoming Highway Patrol says seven Tennessee residents were arrested after troopers found 82 pounds of marijuana in their vehicle.

The Rawlins Times reports that court documents say troopers on Monday found five large black garbage bags covered by a blanket in the back of a minivan travelling through Sweetwater County. They were filled with vacuum-sealed bags containing what was later confirmed to be marijuana.

Police charged a 21-year-old and 25-year-old from Clarksville, Tennessee, and a 25-year-old from Mount Juliet, Tennessee, with felony possession of marijuana and related charges. They could face up to 25 years in prison.

Two Palmyra 19-year-olds and a 33-year-old and 39-year-old from Clarksville were charged with conspiracy to deliver marijuana. They face a maximum of 10 years in prison.

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